Watch Out!-Tail between the legs
-Whites of the eyes showing
-Excessive yawning or licking
-Tense furrowed brow
Situations to Avoid-Do not approach a dog that is eating or chewing a bone
-Adhere to the old adage, let sleeping dogs lie. Never interrupt a slumbering dog.
-Do not force a dog into a submissive position.
-Do not approach a dog that is tethered
Be My Pal!-Tail wagging
-Tongue out, mouth open
Doggonesafe has made an informative slideshow illustrating these important canine cues.
Dogs may not be able to tap you on the shoulder and say, “Hey, I’m scared!” or “Hey, I’m annoyed right now!” but their body exhibits these signs in numerous ways. Subtle though it is, we would all benefit from tuning our radar to these important canine signals.